I was reading the Q&A for OSPF and came across the question regarding two external routes for the same destination being advertised from two different ASBRs. The answer states that the preferred routes is the one from the ASBR with the shortest path.
My questions is if these are E1 routes wouldn't cost also be a factor? Is there ever a situation where two E1 routes have different costs that are ignored, and only path length is considered?
E1 route x.x.x.x
1st choice cost=100 path to ASBR=75
2nd choice cost=1000 path to ASBR=20
2nd choice is used.